Some people like to de-stress by watching airplanes take off; others of us enjoy watching the trains go by!

Ever since I was a kid, I've been fascinated with trains. My Christmas wish list always included some sort of red caboose or black locomotive. My favorite kinds of trains were the ones that came ready to paint. Now, I’m not very paint brush savvy, but even my poorest attempts to decorate a bunch of railroad cars put a smile on my face!

If you're having a tough week and are ready for a break, enjoy watching a train....just because. The train featured in this video was featured in the movie Atomic Train. The film was released in 1999 and stars Rob Lowe. The locomotive in this video is an ALCO. AlCO’s by the way, originated in New York's Capital District years and years ago:

The American Locomotive Company, often shortened to ALCO, ALCo or Alco, designed, built and sold steam locomotives, diesel-electric locomotives, diesel engines and generators, specialized forgings, high quality steel, armed tanks and automobiles and produced nuclear energy. The American Locomotive Company was formed in 1901 by the merger of Schenectady Locomotive Engine Manufactory of Schenectady, New York with seven smaller locomotive manufacturers.

The American Locomotive Automobile Company subsidiary designed and manufactured automobiles under the Alco brand from 1905-1913 and produced nuclear energy from 1954-1962. The company changed its name to Alco Products, Incorporated in 1955. In 1964 the Worthington Corporation acquired the company. The company became defunct in 1969.





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